WOMCOM announces its first conference and collective exhibition in Novi Sad, Serbia
Dates: September 7th to 8th, 2023
Venue: SKCNS Fabrika
Women Power in Comics (WOMCOM) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference and group exhibition, set to take place in Novi Sad, Serbia. The conference will be held on September 7th and 8th at SKCNS Fabrika, while the group exhibition will open on September 7th at 5 pm in the same venue.
Following the first WOMCOM Artist in Residency (AiR) programme, which will run from August 24th to September 7th in Novi Sad, WOMCOM cordially invites artists, curators, scholars, publishers, editors, art managers, activists, and all individuals interested in the intersection of comics and gender discourse to participate in this two-day conference. During the event, the WOMCOM project will be unveiled to the public, serving as a platform to showcase panel talks, discussions, and compelling case studies that shed light on issues surrounding the female perspective, participation, representation, and activism within the realm of comics. This conference offers an invaluable opportunity to engage in fruitful dialogue, exchange ideas, and learn from exemplary practices, thus fostering a greater understanding of the aforementioned subjects.
Simultaneously, the artistic outcomes of the inaugural WOMCOM AiR programme will be showcased in a group exhibition, featuring the participating artists of the Novi Sad residency. The exhibition, curated by Jana Adamovic and Dragana Garic, will open on September 7th at 5 pm, hosted at SKCNS Fabrica. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition throughout the duration of the four-day 17th Novi Sad Comic Weekend. This annual comic festival, organized by the Student Cultural Centre in Novi Sad, is dedicated to celebrating the art of comics through a diverse programme of art shows, workshops, concerts, and more. Marking its official inauguration on 8th September at 5 pm, the Novi Sad Comic Weekend promises an engaging experience for the visitors.
The full programme for both the conference and the exhibition will be announced soon.
Women Power in Comics (WOMCOM) is a collaborative initiative that brings together partners from Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia with the goal of empowering female comic artists and addressing gender issues in the comics field. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.